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Los Angeles Lakers at Chicago Bulls odds, picks and predictions

Sportsbook Wire 3/29/2023 Corey Scott
Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at Arena. © Provided by Sportsbook Wire Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) shoots against Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (6) during the second half at Arena.

The Los Angeles Lakers (37-38) and Chicago Bulls (36-39) meet Wednesday at United Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Lakers vs. Bulls odds, and make our expert NBA picks and predictions.

The Lakers failed to cover the spread as 5-point home favorites Sunday in a 118-108 loss vs. the Bulls. F LeBron James (foot) returned after missing 13 games and scored 19 points off the bench.

The Bulls failed to cover as 4.5-point underdogs Monday with a 124-114 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers. G Zach LaVine scored 23 points as Chicago lost for just the 3rd time in its last 10 games.

This is the 2nd meeting and final one of the season between these teams. The Lakers are 7-3 straight up and 5-4-1 against the spread vs. the Bulls in their last 10 meetings, while the Over has gone 6-4.

Lakers at Bulls odds

Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 11:31 a.m. ET.

Moneyline (ML): Lakers -135 (bet $135 to win $100) | Bulls +115 (bet $100 to win $115) Against the spread (ATS): Lakers -2.5 (-105) | Bulls +2.5 (-115) Over/Under (O/U): 227.5 (O: -108 | U: -112)

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Lakers at Bulls key injuries


Anthony Davis (foot) probable F LeBron James (foot) questionable G D’Angelo Russell (hip) probable


Lonzo Ball (knee) out G Alex Caruso (foot) questionable F Javonte Green (knee) questionable

For most recent updates: Official NBA injury report.

Lakers at Bulls picks and predictions


Lakers 115, Bulls 105



Los Angeles (-135) should be able to bounce back and get revenge vs. Chicago, but there is no need to pay the higher price on the moneyline when the Lakers should win comfortably. Bet the spread and/or total instead.

Against the spread

BET LAKERS -2.5 (-105).

The Lakers are a veteran team and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after 2 days of rest. Los Angeles is also 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games after failing to cover in its previous contest and 5-2 ATS after a loss. The Bulls have beaten the Lakers in 3 straight meetings and should struggle to get a 4th straight win now that James has had a game to shake off the rust after returning from injury.


BET UNDER 227.5 (-112).

The Under is 6-1 in Los Angeles’ last 7 games after a double-digit loss at home and 11-4 in its last 15 vs. teams with a losing record.

The Under has hit in 11 of Chicago’s last 15 home games and Wednesday’s matchup should be another low-scoring affair as the Lakers tighten up defensively after a bad loss at home in James’ return.

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